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Boris Johnson ‘plans to resign’ in six months because he can’t live on £150k salary

LONDON October 20: According to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Tory MPs are gearing up for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step down, after privately complaining about the salary of £150,402, which is reportedly not enough for him to live on.
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Three of UK’s biggest universities move to online learning due to coronavirus outbreaks

MANCHESTER Oct 7: Three of the country’s largest universities have shifted to online classes due to coronavirus outbreaks, dealing a blow to the restart of the education sector.
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Law firms face big increases in professional indemnity insurance

LONDON Oct 5: Economic downturn has forced insurers to restrict the amount of cover they will sell to lawyers. Professional indemnity policies are in place to cover the cost of claims made against solicitors for mistakes or negligence in their work. Due to the likelihood of a spike in claims, most firms had to accept an increment of 20-30% in their insurance costs.
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Prince Harry and wife Meghan calls for end to “structural racism” in UK

LONDON Oct 2: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have called for an end to “structural racism”, saying it holds back young people of colour, in their latest foray into politically sensitive issues usually avoided by the British royal family.
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40 UK universities report Covid-19 cases

LONDON September 30: At least 40 universities across the UK have reported coronavirus cases, resulting in thousands of students self-isolating as the new term begins, it was reported on Tuesday.
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Kerala man gets Life Term for joining ISIS in 2015

KOCHI Sept 28: A court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a man who was convicted for intentionally and knowingly joining ISIS and later proceeding to Iraq to further the activities of the dreaded terror group.
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Sixteen countries provide visa-free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders

NEW DELHI Sept 22: Sixteen countries, including Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius, provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
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Scientists believe coronavirus will become seasonal like flu, but the time hasn’t come yet

DUBAI Sept 15: Once herd immunity is attained, the novel coronavirus may follow suit and become a seasonal virus in countries with temperate climates, but until that time, COVID-19 will continue to spread across the seasons, a new study says.
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Germany break ranks with China, shifts to adopting India-Pacific strategy

BERLIN September 14: In a major diplomatic jolt to China, Germany has decided to focus on maintaining stronger partnerships with democratic countries in the India-Pacific region in order to promote the rule of law.
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Kerala emerges most literate state: But annoyed over being placed 28th in Ease of Doing Business in India

NEW DELHI Sept 8: With 96.2 per cent literacy, Kerala has once again emerged as the most literate state in the country, while Andhra Pradesh featured at the bottom with a rate of 66.4 per cent, showed a report based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey.
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